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Brighton Publishing acquires 'The Old Harbor Sisters of Circumstance' by PJ Rhea
From debut novelist P.J. Rhea comes a tale of romance and rediscovery in a remote Alaskan town
Old Harbor, Alaska, is as small as it is remote. Surrounded by wilderness miraculously untouched by man, its beauty is rivaled only by the expansive sky above. On cloudless nights, the Northern Lights give way to countless stars so unimaginable one might almost think it is Heaven.
What Old Harbor boasts in scenic wonder, however, it lacks in companionship. The hardworking men who keep the town afloat are as adrift in their own hearts as the stars in the vast sky under which they sleep. When the church minister places an ad seeking wives for the men of the town, his actions will change the lives of many people—forever.
In New York, Allie Davis has one great fear: that she will be alone for the rest of her life. Following the death of her mother, her world has been reduced to just herself despite the millions of people just outside her door.
Not far away, Rachel Franklin wants a second chance at life, something she can’t imagine happening in New York where so much emotional baggage exists. She needs a change. She needs out. And she’s willing to risk everything.
Allie, Rachel, and three other women answer the most unlikely of ads, and eventually find themselves in a place as foreign to them as another world. More than the men they travel across the continent to meet, these women will find something equally important…
“THE OLD HARBOR SISTERS OF CIRCUMSTANCE could just as easily have sprung from the pen of Annie Proulx, whose limitless talent gave us The Shipping News, or Audrey Niffenegger, whose own debut work, The Time Travelers Wife, mesmerized readers of all ages,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing. “P.J. Rhea has written a highly original first novel whose scenery is as beautiful as the tale she tells, and readers will adore her prose as much as they will the daring women whose story she illuminates.”
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